The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways, tramways and railway preservation groups within both the U.K and Ireland.


Planning a day trip, short break or family holiday? Just about anything's possible in the British Isles with a world of experiences waiting for you. 

From the Bodmin & Wenford Railway in Cornwall to the Strathspey Railway at the far north of Scotland and from the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways in the heart of Snowdonia to the Bure Valley Railway running through rural Norfolk, there is a railway for everyone.

Whether you’re after a relaxing trip through scenic unspoilt countryside or after a fact finding journey of discovery, there’s a railway for you.

Railways across the UK offer fantastic views in beautiful settings. The Welsh Highland travels through the simply stunning Aberglasyn Pass as trains travel from Porthmadog to Caernarfon and the West Somerset Railway clings to the coast from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.

And don't forget other facilities that railways have to offer with many offering special dining trains for that Sunday treat or you could have a go at driving a steam locomotive. Driver experience courses are available on many heritage lines offering a range of different days to suit your needs.

This easy to use map will help you plan a visit to a railway near you... The map is kindly connected with permission from Mark Dewell and is based on his independent site.